Good Day Viewers! Hiba welcomes you to her webpage about the Alice in Computation Summer Camp! I had many fun experiences in this camp and learned a lot about different computer concepts! Join me while I explain website, animation, and programming features through this web blog.
Today I was very excited to FINALLY see what this camp could offer! I developed skills in creating my own webpage through many complex steps. I now (proudly) know what a home directory is, what commands such as ls are, and how to insert photos/backgrounds into the webpage. A guest speaker also stopped by to inform us about the world of video game creating and the benefits of commiting to this career in the future. I couldn't eat anything today because I was fasting, but I did notice what was served. A list is provided below:
We were given an assignment on the first day to create steps on how to make a peanut butter & jelly sandwich.
I couldn't wait to come back today and learn more about computers! We started out transferring our webpage into the official Alice in Computation website. Next, we turned in our homework assignments in turn for a funny comedy bit with a few teachers! I learned that being very detailed is the only way to ensure that a computer will understand your instructions. Towards the middle of the day, we set off on a journey to create our very own SCRATCH games/stories. I also had the opportunity to share my school's robotic SCRATCH app! Today I wasn't fasting, so I enjoyed many delicious foods!
Once we created our very own SCRATCH project, we shared them with the class. Here is mine below: (Click on the link)My SCRATCH program.
You MUST have the SCRATCH editor to run this program. You can get SCRATCH here
Today, I had fun creating an ALICE program!
This software proved to be a little more complicated than SCRATCH,
seemed cooler! We also had a
speaker come in and show us how to discover our true personalities!
Comparing the personalities seemed to be the most enjoyable part!
We took photos today, too!!!
I really enjoyed creating my own Alice project. Above is a screenshot of what I worked on. Below is a link to my project. You MUST have the ALICE 3 program to open the link. Note: Click "recents."Alice
Here is a Quick Time Player version:Alice
Here is another video:Alice Another Short Funny Video (Quicktime)
Alice in Computation Land sure has taught me a lot in only three days! Today, I was ready to take everything I learned about the ALICE software to create another project. In this project, unlike the last two, I made the joints of my characters move! As you may infer, today was more laid back and everyone seemed to go at their own pace. After finishing one of my favorite movies, Spirited Away, Mrs. Kathy taught us how to use python with nano and terminal. Finally, we had a speaker talk about digital humanities, archives, and collections. I can't wait to see what we'll do tomorrow. (Hint: ICE CREAM!)
Here is a screenshot of the other (more complex) Alice project that I worked on today. Make sure to click the link below for a Quicktime Player version!!Alice
Sadly, today is the last day at camp! We started out the day by listening to Dr. Hagen's presentation about Coastal Computation and modeling. Then, we explored different modeling programs on ShoDor.org. I thought this website was very interesting and plan to use it in the future! We, then, attempted to create a GameSalad project. I had to follow the instructions online to move different "actors" around. After lunch, we had guest speakers come in from upstairs to talk about women in the gaming industry.
This camp, overall, has been a very enjoyable experience. I am definitely inspired to pursue education in computation! I have learned many things from creating a webpage to programming projects on ALICE and SCRATCH. I have learned a lot and can't wait to participate in different camps next summer!!! Once again, good day viewers!!
I, Hiba, am currently entering the eight grade. I love sketching, painting, and creating different art projects! I enjoy reading books in my free time, as well. MARVEL=AWESOMENESS!!!! As you can see from the equation here, I am a serious MARVEL nerd!!! Finally, I LOVE watching funny YouTube videos and different YouTubers!! (Although this may waste a lot of time)!!